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Blandin Foundation stands with Minnesota’s rural leaders and communities as they create and claim futures that are resilient, vibrant and connected.

Broadband has revolutionized  business, government, education, work and lifestyles. Without robust broadband access and fully technologically literate populations, rural communities will be unable to take advantage of the extraordinary benefits that ultra high-speed, next-generation Internet can provide.

Since 2003, the Blandin Community Broadband Program has engaged at local, state and federal levels to ignite and sustain policies that support rural access to robust broadband. Guiding this work is a strategy board of public and private leaders to guide the initiative, and a vision.

Scroll down for information about our broadband community cohorts and available grants.

Learn more about broadband – Research and reports, past broadband conference materials, tools you can use and success stories.

From the Blandin on Broadband Blog

MPR asks: Will telemedicine be the new norm in Minnesota?

Aug 08

Angela Davis  (MPR News) hosted a whole show on telemedicine this week with three guests: Joel Beiswenger is the president and CEO of Tri-County Health Care in Wadena, Minn. Joshua Stein is a child adolescent psychiatrist and the clinical director … Continue reading

MN Broadband Grant Application – Due Date for Pre-Application Outreach is August 19, 2020

Aug 07

The Office of Broadband Development sent out a reminder… The Office of Broadband Development (OBD) wishes to remind all potential broadband grant applicants for this year’s 2020 grant round that – prior to submitting a broadband grant application – every … Continue reading

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